An Iranian film isn’t an Iranian film without some Iranians and political provocation. With virtually all of his motion pictures banned in his native homeland, director Makhmalbaf has built up a reputation for both blatant and covert social commentary in his films. 1996’s A Moment of Innocence (previously known as Bread & Flour) is no exception. A tender autobiographical story of a teenage rebel and a law enforcing policeman, it’s a shame that A Moment of Innoncence gets a little caught up in poetics to really drive home the political pertinency.
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